Monday, October 22

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The Gospel of Eureka

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Directors: Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

Film Details: 75 minutes, 2018, USA, color, English, DCP

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Official Selection of the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAM CinemaFest, and AFI Docs.

Filmmakers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher will attend in person for discussion!


“When the disco ball and the Star of Bethlehem are both signs of the divine… it’s hard not to respond with hope.” – ArtForum

“Eschewing easy demonization of any particular person or group, the filmmakers instead construct a free-moving look at faith, love, and principles.” – What (Not) to Doc

About the Film:

Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes.

The film takes a personal, and often comical look at negotiating differences between religion and belief through performance, political action, and partnership. Gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show.

Narrated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond.

About the Directors:

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher are film and multimedia artists who have worked together for over a decade on documentaries, music videos, and live performances. Their films have exhibited at major festivals around the world including Sundance, Tribeca, NYFF, LAFF, True/False, Cannes, Locarno, and Leipzig. Their first film, October Country, was the winner of the Silverdocs Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, was nominated for Best Documentary at the Independent Spirit awards in 2009, and was nominated for five and won two Cinema Eye awards. The filmmakers were recognized in 2010 by Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent film

Their second feature, Off Label, was released by Oscilloscope films in 2012. Their short film work includes the award-winning Rougarouing, a film that explores the ritual of Mardi Gras in rural Louisiana, and the Field of Vision short film Peace in the Valley, which premiered at NYFF and Sundance.

Their live cinema/dance/music project Strange Gardens recently toured with with Popup Magazine and was performed at the Risk/Reward festival. Their video installation work was recently exhibited in conjunction with Daniel Lanois at the Day for Night festival in Houston. 

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About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.